Year after year it becomes more and more difficult to figure out what is a good birthday gift or addition to the Easter basket. Some years I hit it out of the park…6- and 7-year-old boy birthday gift? Lego! Teen birthday gift? Card for Starbucks or any store at the mall. But, what happens when you are stumped?
DVDs! DVDs have saved the day for me on more than one occasion. If I know that the birthday child loves Dora, I buy a Dora DVD. Stores like Best Buy and WalMart often have bargain bins with DVDs for $5. I purchased a stack one Black Friday — my birthday present stash was set for a year!
I keep a box or two in my basement storage room near the wrapping paper, bags, and ribbons. I keep the boxes filled by picking up gifts at the Walmart after Christmas sale, storing duplicate gifts, or buying items I know will make good birthday gifts. For my son’s friends, I buy Lego sets on sale. For my tween, I pick up makeup kids, CDs, beach towels, etc.
Here are a couple of DVDs suggestions!
Bakugan Volume 6 DVD
Let me state at the outset that I do not get Bakugan, Vol. 6: Time for Battle. Is it a ball? Is it a boy? Is it a group of boys throwing balls around? I have no idea…but my son loved it. He was riveted. So riveted that when I asked a question, my usually talks a mile a minute kid gave me the elementary school silent symbol…two fingers in the air. I stood and watched for a few minutes, but I am still none the wiser.
Here’s what I found out about the Bakugan, Vol. 6: Time for Battle…
…heat up with danger and tougher battles in Bakugan “Time for Battle” Volume 6, the latest DVD release from Cartoon Network’s popular television series. Featuring five action-packed episodes, viewers can follow Dan and Drago as they continue racking up the wins and transform into new warriors including an amazing Delta Draonoid II. But will Masquerade’s new plan to forever banish Dan and his friends to the Doom Dimension succeed?
American Girl DVDs
My now-teen loved American Girl dolls and assorted paraphernalia. I remember her carrying her first American Girl Today doll to the Maryland Science Center. She put the doll in one of the dinosaur footprints. She was 7-year-old who loved science and dolls!
Several DVDs have been released for several of the American Girl historical figures:
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl— Kit is a girl who lived in the Great Depression. Abigail Breslin is the lead actress. Stanley Tucci is also in the movie.
Felicity – An American Girl Adventure — Felicity lived in Colonial Williamsburg. John Schneider and Marcia Gay Harden are in this film.
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong — A tale all too familiar to my childhood…Chrissa must move to live with her grandmother and start school mid-year. Never an easy thing to do. The grandmother is played by Michael Learned.
I was given a copy of Bakugan Volume 6 for review.